Thursday, September 25, 2008

BENTO #138

I planned this Bento last night. I didn't foresee it being so brown in this orange two tier Bento box though! Nevertheless, I think this is one of those few times that I've managed to make a Bento box without any carbo. LOL! It's packed with raw and cooked vegetables, some protein and fruits.

In the left Bento box, I had some cut yellow and green zucchini and tomatoes tossed in salad cream. There is some boiled lotus root from last night's soup.

In the right Bento box, there's the ever favorite bananas topped with cinnamon sugar - a change from the regular Kiwi that she loves. Lianne suggested bacon bits with Brussel sprouts in yesterday's post, I thought it was a great idea so I improvised with broccoli this morning! There are some meat bits from yesterday's soup which I tossed in soy sauce.

Free and easy because I remembered to do my homework! Hahaha! I also managed to work out tomorrow's menu already!


Our Story said...

can zucchini be eaten without cooking? same way like cucumber? does the yellow n green zucchini taste diff?


Bento Pet said...

our story: Yes, it can be eaten like cucumber. It's also good cooked. I think they taste the same except the green one seems crunchier or maybe it's just more fresh?

But yes, it is very nice and versatile and nicer than cucumber because it doesn't have the soft center.

Tarcoulis said...

I hate to tell you this, but bananas a packed full of carbs. That's why athletes eat them at pre-race carbo loading parties. Maybe tell #2 she's on a Super-Athlete Diet?

Bento Pet said...

tarcoulis: Oh great! Energy booster! I think she won't mind it because she likes energy boosters! Thanks for the info!

nobu said...

I like that loutus root.

allthingspurple said...

been busy the last 2 weeks, missed out on a lot of your post. Now feasting my eyes to catch up.! Haha.

lotus root !!! how do we cook it? It looks like somethng my kids would eat ! They are not one for inari, not even with those stuff with familiar food and with nori eyes and mouth.haha.

Bento Pet said...

nobu: Hello friend!

Bento Pet said...

allthingspurple: The lotus root was from the soup. On it's own it's still tasty. Otherwise you could try to simmer it in dashi, shoyu, mirin and some sugar.


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